The popularity of Huawei‘s budget conscious e-brand, Honor, has grown in leaps and bounds in 2016, spurred on by the warm reception the Honor 8 received when it launched back in August, helping it sell more than 1.8 million units. It’s recently been rumored that the company would soon launch a successor to the 5X, a rumor that has today been officially confirmed with Huawei issuing invitations to a launch event in China on October 18th.
Thanks to the Honor 6X passing through China’s TENAA certification body last month, we have a good idea of what the 6X will bring to the table. Much like the 5X, the 6X will sport a metallic body with a 5.5-inch Full HD display and 32GB of internal storage that can be bolstered via the MicroSD card slot. The Honor 6X will likely be powered by the Snapdragon 625 octa-core processor that features Cortex A-53 cores @ 2GHz and an Adreno 506 GPU. It will come with either 2GB or 3GB of RAM, and as with the 5X, it will feature a fingerprint reader on the rear panel and have dual-SIM connectivity and 4G/LTE support. There is also a USB Type-C charging port present.
According to the TENAA listing, the 6X will boast a dual 13MP camera setup, as seen on the Honor 8 and the Huawei P9. Seeing as the Honor 8’s camera setup doesn’t mention Leica, I would doubt that the cheaper 6X will, but we find out for sure at next week’s launch. Being an Honor device, the 6X will undoubtedly be running Huawei’s EMUI interface, probably version 4.1.1 on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The Honor 5X managed more than 8 million sales between its launch and June of this year, so Huawei and its e-brand will be hoping that the 6X will achieve even higher numbers. It’s likely that the Honor 6X will launch in China first before making its way to the US and European markets in the months ahead.
What do you make of the Honor 6X so far?